10-Month Payment Plan:
Bay Path University offers students and parents an interest-free monthly payment plan option to assist you in financing your education. Through Tuition Management Systems (TMS), families have the option of a monthly payment plan to divide the out-of-pocket expenses into 10 easy payments over the academic year. A $65.00 enrollment fee covers the plan administration for the academic year. If you have any questions, please call the Student Financial Services Office for assistance. To sign up for the payment plan, call TMS at 1.888.216.4258 or apply online at www.afford.com.
Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS):
Parents (and stepparents) of dependent undergraduate students attending school at least half time are eligible to apply for a Federal PLUS loan. Borrowers must be U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizen. Loan approval is subject to the credit criteria established by the U.S. Department of Education. Submitting the FAFSA is required before a PLUS application may be processed. The interest rate for the PLUS loan is 6.84% for 2015-2016, and parents can borrow up to the student's cost of attendance less other financial assistance. Parents can apply for the PLUS loan at www.studentloans.gov.
These loans are based on the credit worthiness of the borrower, income-to-date ration and may require a co-signer. The information in the borrower’s and co-signer’s credit report will determine the interest rates qualified for. There is usually a minimum loan amount depending on the lender's requirements. The terms and conditions vary depending on the lender’s requirements. Borrowers may be allowed to defer payment of principal and interest on the loan while the student is enrolled in school. Note that you may borrow a private loan through any program that you choose. Be sure to maximize your federal loan eligibility before applying for a more expensive private student loan. Bay Path University provides a list of private loan lenders for your consideration on ELM Select. Explore this external website for:
- Easy access to lender’s websites
- The ability to compare loan programs side by side
- Links to other helpful websites, such as loan payment calculator to help you estimate your loan payments
- Information on rates and fees for private alternative loans from lenders who have worked with our students in the past